Happy 4 yr Anniversary K9 Konnection!

July 2020 Edition

The Chew News K9Konnection

903 E. Wickenburg Way

Wickenburg AZ 85390


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Hey there I’m Murphy!! I am currently up for adoption at K9 Konnection.


K9 Konnection opened 4 years ago, when Shirley Peters, our founder, decided to prevent lost, stray and abandoned dogs from being sheltered in the county facility which was over 60 miles away.  Story after story was reported how Wickenburg residents lost their dog by accident, only to sometimes learn their pet was taken to the county shelter.  In many cases, owners were unable to retrieve their pets due to distance or time requirement by the shelter.


Today, Shirley has made most of her dream a reality.  Over 450 dogs have passed through the door, over 350 abandoned or surrendered dogs have gotten a forever home, over 140 lost dogs have been returned to their families through the support of donations and volunteers.  Our programs are 100% sponsored by our partners and donations. Without the generosity of everyone involved, we would not be able to have our three successful programs.


The Shelter Program: This program provides 24-hour shelter services to the Town of Wickenburg for lost, stray or abandoned dogs through the Wickenburg Police Department (WPD).  During the shelter stay, each dog receives shelter, food, water, nurturing, medical and one-on-one loving care.  Also, each dog is behaviorally evaluated for special needs to assist in proper care.  The shelter program also allows for community surrendering on a case-to-case basis depending on evaluation and available space.


Adoption Program: Once the dog has received all necessary medical and/or behavioral rehabilitation, he/she can attend adoption events and their forever home can be obtained.  The adoption process allows for a week of fostering to determine suitability to the family and home.


Health and Wellness Program:  This program provides food and medical services for low income families, to help prevent losing their beloved dogs and to keep their pets healthy.   Especially in the recent months, a lot of our friends and family need assistance. 


If it weren’t for the care and hard work of K9 Konnection, me and my friends would not be here today. I love Shirley and all my friends and K9 Konnection.   Please be sure to go to greatnonprofit.org and give us a review.   


Hope to meet you soon! 

- Murphy


It is soooo hot!

How hot is it Debo??


Its so hot you could burn your pads right off your feet!!! 


No laughing matter! My friends and I need to be protected in the Arizona summer months!


Remember if the weather is over 85 degrees, wear shoes, go out in the early morning hours, or exercise indoors!! 


PS. Adopt me please!



As Always,

we would like

to thank our Sponsors,

Volunteers, Shelter Employees, Foster Parents, and our Board for loving us Pawfectly as we are and taking such good care of us!


Abbie’s Fun Dog Facts !!!!!!!!! 

  1. A dog’s nose print is unique, much like a person’s fingerprint.

  2. Forty-five percent of U.S. dogs sleep in their owner’s bed.

  3. Speaking of sleeping … all dogs dream, but puppies & senior dogs dream more frequently than adult dogs.

  4. Seventy percent of people sign their dog’s name on their holiday cards.

  5. A dog’s sense of smell is legendary, but did you know that his nose has as many as 300 million receptors? In comparison, a human nose has about 5 million.

  6. Yawning is contagious—even for dogs. Research shows that the sound of a human yawn can trigger one from your dog. And it’s four times as likely to happen when it’s the yawn of a person he knows.

  7. Human blood pressure goes down when petting a dog. And so does the dog’s.

  8. Dogs are not colorblind. They also see blue and yellow.

  9. Dogs have about 1,700 taste buds. (We humans have between 2,000–10,000.)

  10. When dogs kick backward after they go to the bathroom it’s not to cover it up, but to mark their territory, using the scent glands in their feet.

Betty & Molly: A story of success

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Hello everyone!  Betty and Molly came to K9 Konnection as a result of their owner passing unexpectedly. Betty is a 12 yr old Border Collie full of life and very bonded to Molly a 10 yr old Beagle.  Molly had a 6 pound chest tumor and had difficulty getting around. After multiple veterinary consultations, we had Molly’s tumor removed. It turned out to be a fatty tumor and no cancer. We were able to raise the money for the treatment.     Molly and Betty have been living in an amazing foster home while Molly prepared and recovered from her surgery. The girls have been doing well and Molly has become very playful.  Although they have been in a foster home with 3 other dogs, the foster parents had to stay on top of Betty because of alpha establishing. She hasn’t had any problems since the first few weeks, and they all get along now.  The girls are ready to find their furever home. We would suggest though that they remain together in a dog-less home unless their new parents know how to watch for any alpha signs.  Help us give Betty& Molly their Happily Ever After Furrytale ending !!   If you would like to adopt these sweetie pies. please call 928-232-2611.

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Contact Us:   


Email : shirleyk9konnection@mail.com

Through our website : www.k9konnectionrescue.org

Message us on our Facebook Page : www.facebook.com/k9konnectionwickenburg/